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Cambridge Theatre

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Address: 32-34 Earlham Street | Seven Dials, London WC2 9HH, England
Phone Number: 0844 412 4652
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Welcome to the TripAdvisor page for one of the youngest and most attractive theatres in the West End, having opened in 1930 with interior decoration by Serge Chemayeff of Waring and Gillow. These were completely restored under the supervision of Carl Toms in 1986.A comfortable size for both plays and musicals productions at the theatre have included 1066 and All That, Heartbreak House with Edith Evans and Robert Donat, Billy Liar, Half a Sixpence with Tommy Syteele, Bruce Forsyth in Little Me, Peter O’ Toole in Man and Superman, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Fame, The Beautiful Game, Jerry Springer –The Opera and both the original London production and the revival of Kander and Ebb’s Chicago.

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Came to see Chicago it was ok but missed the intimacy of the Adelphi great show great theatre good bar friendly staff recommended

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Oslo, Norway

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came to see Chicago it was ok but missed the intimacy of the Adelphi great show great theatre good bar friendly staff recommended

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

All the theaters in London are on the small size, which is good for creating intimacy but bad for comfort. When you are with someone on the larger size it is down right painful. The musical itself was cute and the sets and staging were well done. The lead (Matilda) though, rushed her lines and therefore I did not believe... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this theatre to watch Matilda. The theatre itself was compact but lovely, despite it being November it was very warm due to being squeezed in. We were in the upper circle area which offers a great view but does feel a little steep. As for the show it was amazing. Perfect for families or couples on a night... More 

Thank Darren A
Bristol, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were sat in the upper circle (due to excessive ticket prices). The angle of the seating wasn't great enough so I couldn't see the first 3-4 feet of the stage. Smaller people and children couldn't see half the stage. At one point someone asked the children several rows in front to sit down as nobody behind them could see... More 

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We sat in the Upper Circle front row (A14-16). I am almost six foot and could see above the safety rail, my friend is five foot five and had to see under the rail. The noise feels a bit distorted and it is hard to hear the words clearly in the upper circle - that said, it is rather expensive... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Went to see Matilda the Musical at a Sunday Matinee. The theatre has some nice little art deco touches, but was tightly pack and a little uncomfortable as a result. Found it difficult to see the action right at the front of the stage as was seated towards the back of the upper circle. Glad I went though :-) Easy... More 

Thank Emma C
Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

I'm not a fan of musicals, but I was dragged along to the theatre to see Matilda for a family members birthday. Well forget all that, because I loved every minute of it. I'm evening listening to the album as I write. Don't be put off by the cost of it per seat, it's worth every penny

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Darwen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

loved watching matilda was in a3 seat so was on first row next to stage it was so good the kids and adults were brilliant in it and had amazing stunts and lovely songs it a deffo must for everyone to see young and old alike will like it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We really loved the musical Mathilda! We got tickets the same day, so they were expensive: 70 pounds for 1 ticket at a ticket office (Piccadilly). It's better to buy them online upfront, if possible. Our seats were at L34 and L35; not the best places in the upper circle. Sometimes we couldn't hear the text clearly and the view... More 

Thank Ellen V
Shropshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We saw Matilda here and I loved it. I have to admit that it wouldn't have been my first choice of show, the tickets were a present, but the purchasers obviously knew me better than I knew myself, we ranged in age from 20s to 50s and all really enjoy date performance, it's certainly not just for children as I... More 

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Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 

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